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JP
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since 05-25-99
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Loomis, CA


0 posted 08-02-99 04:34 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

I hear the wailing of horrors to come
terrible times waiting in the wings.
I listen to the expectations of
crashes, stoppages, gliches, and death.
Computer death,
the extintion of souls.

Wondering, deep inside myself
if this will be the apocolypse?
If so, what will be the outcome?
the death of the computer god?
Nietsche claimed god was dead
Rosemary's neighbors sang the line
I guess they never sat at a keyboard.

I sit, in my library
full of things called books
and stare at the flickering screen,
the diety of society
glaring at me, its reluctant apostle
daring me, to live without
its benevolent guidance and tutelage.

I smile at its all seeing eye
as I realize that its demize
may be my salvation.
My serfdom may be ended
without my need for revolt.
Y2K may kill this god
and leave me free to see
the beauty of the world
through a window that needs no plug.

I sit back at marvel at the wall
lined with pages of script,
old scrolls wrapped in skin
now replaced by paper bound in leather
parchment replaced by cotton fiber
squid ink replaced by heat cured toner.
yet the words placed upon these tomes
will not die by the change of the date.

I look back grudgingly at the god
one eye glowing, 101 teeth sitting,
waiting for the touch of my fingers.
A god which can perform miracles
but only through my faith and service.

The urge to kill the god fills me
Why 2k? I ask. Why not now?
I reach for the O/- to extinguish
the power of this horrid lord.
Yet, reluctantly I relent,
and instead I touch the teeth
and return to my daily prayers.

Gaudeamus igitur
JP
© Copyright 1999 JP Burns - All Rights Reserved
elvira
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since 07-06-99
Posts 985
California


1 posted 08-02-99 05:39 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

hello, my name is elvira, and i'm a net addict...i foresee a 12-step program to address that problem in the near future (you may want to check your spelling, no offense)

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If I had my mouth I would bite.
If I had my liberty I would do my liking.
In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~Shakespeare~
Andrew Scott
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since 06-24-99
Posts 2655
Redlands,CA,USA


2 posted 08-02-99 05:47 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Damn! but that was a fine read! I really enjoyed the imagery and the strong religious overtones that flowed through out. Very slick.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


3 posted 08-02-99 06:27 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wonderful read.....it is very easy to spend so much time on here isn't it.....I find it is all I can do to keep up with the daily postings in here anymore, let alone do anything else online.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
JP
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Loomis, CA


4 posted 08-02-99 06:27 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Thank you Andrew and thank you Elvira.

P.S. If pointing out spellig errors had ever offended me, I would have evicerated many an English teacher (no offense Nan)
 
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